That came two months after his son first abused a minor.

Daily Mail – While Duggar patriarch Jim Bob has remained relatively silent concerning his son’s admission to molesting five young girls, he was abundantly clear about his hardline views on punishment for rape and incest perpetrators during his failed 2002 run for the U.S. senate.

During his campaign Jim Bob stated his belief that ‘rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes’, according to a web cache of his campaign website.

His extreme view is stated in a section in which he explained his position on abortion.

Coming off a term serving in the Arkansas House of Representatives, Duggar had decided to run for U.S. Senate, but lost a primary in May 2002 to incumbent Tim Hutchinson in his quest to secure the Republican party nomination.

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